At Northern Southland College we welcome enrolment from both New Zealand and international students. Our students come from a range of nationalities and we are well known as both welcoming and understanding of all cultures and backgrounds.
All students who live inside the NSC Transport Entitlement Zone (TEZ) NSC TEZ are entitled to MOE funded transport.
The school has many routes all operated by Go Bus Services. To view the bus routes or contact Greig Neilson our Network Manager, please click on the following link: Dome Easybus
Buses arrive at school by 8:50 am and depart from school by 3:45 pm each day. Students should be ready for their buses so that the schedule is not held up. A roll call is taken by the bus monitor for each trip - any student not going home on the bus in the afternoon should report to the office before leaving school, this is to ensure that their name is taken off the roll for that trip.
Students should notify their bus driver as soon as possible if they are not travelling on the school bus in the morning.
The College contact for the bus company is the Bus Controller Mr. Bruce Lee (03 902 4122). Any new students who require the school bus service please contact the College Office (03 248 7121).
The College uses a text message system to communicate with parents and students in event of an emergency or an unforeseen route closure (e.g. snow day). Individual bus groups will also be notified if they have any issues. Please contact the College if you change your cellphone number during the year and also please notify the College if your home location has poor or no cellphone coverage.
Each student will sign a School Bus Code of Conduct at the start of each year. This outlines expectations for behaviour and procedures for breaches of discipline. Mr Lee is the Bus Controller and any problems you have should be referred to him directly firstname.lastname@example.org . If you want to travel on a bus other than your usual run your parents must arrange this beforehand by either emailing the school office email@example.com or phoning (03) 2487121. Such travel can only be approved if spare seats are available.